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#1 MSORRELLS

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 06:07 PM

Hello, i'm new here so all help is welcomed!
My computer is infected with Spyware, i have Spybot and have ran it over a million times, all the spyware it fixes just keeps reappearing over and over again i can't get rid of them. My internet explorer is gone now it has been replaced with something called www.searchportal i've tried to remove it and i can't even find it under add/remove programs. i am a student online and i can't log in to my classes because something is going on with java i think. my computer is slow and i'm getting all these pop up ads and pop ups that say my computer is infected with spyware what can i do? please help, sometimes i can't even get into my e-mail.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 06:28 PM

Are you using these other programs?
aČ free-a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware-A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
SpywareBlaster-A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard-A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them in safe mode.

If that doesn't help, then:

Download the latest version of HijackThis (HJT), from here.

Put HijackThis in a Permanent folder:
Click My Computer / C: / File / New / Folder / name the folder; HijackThis
Put HijackThis.exe, in this folder.
This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.

Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, here

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, here. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.
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